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of political party we want to be asked whether they want to become a party that david brooks, the conservative, described, a party that will not compromise the matter how sweet the deal for the site might be and how great consequences for our nation. >> hariri is talking about conservative "new york tes - -- have we read it is talking about conservative "new york times" columnist david brooks, wrote that the republican party is no longer a normal party. its members, he says, don't accept the logic of compromise. >> forgive me, i have to correct your copy again. he is a great calmness, but he's not conservative -- great columnist, but he's not conservative. he is moderate. >> modate conservative. >> no, he is moderate, open to all views. what you are saying, if you hear eric cantor john boehner, we are ready for tax reform, which was done in the mid-1980's. you cut out the loopholes and you use the money to cut rates. you get the fairness. rich don't have advantages by having the lobbyists create loopholes and exploit them. you stimulate economic growth because the loopholes and in and of thems
read and consider it carefully before investing. >>> welcome back. i'm brooke baldwin. let's get straight to. the debt negotiations. another round is about to begin, and president obama has upped the ante dramatically. take a listen to this. he says he cannot guarantee social security checks after that august 2nd deadline. watch. >> $20 billion worth of social security checks that have to go out the day after the government is supposedly going to go into default. >> this is not social security checks. these are veterans checks and folks on disability and their checks. they're about 70 million checks that go out. >> can you guarantee as president those checks will go out on august 3rd? >> i cannot guarantee those checks go out on august 3rd approximaif we haven't resolved th issue, because there may not be the money in the coffers. >> 70 million checks, gloria borger. we hear that correctly. if they can't get this debt reduction deal and can't extend government bother rowing because republicans said they won't allow it it, then potentially no government benefit checks to millions
of scotland yard resigned yesterday. >> rebekah brooks was released on jail. >> rupert murdoch is said to face the scandal head-on tomorrow. >> now we move to david cameron. >> is cutting short a trip today to south africa. >> order. when are they going to do the decent thing and resign? >> congress now has 15 days to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling before the united states government goes into a catastrophic default on august 2nd. today harry reid announced the senate will meet every day until the debt ceiling is raised. yesterday, david rogers of politico discovered and reported that house speaker john boehner and eric cantor held a secret meeting with barack obama at the white house. a republican leadership aide said "the lines of communication are being kept open, but there's nothing to report in terms of an agreement or progress." tomorrow the house republicans will hold a vote on the tea party's preferred solution to deficit reduction, the cut, cap, and balance bill, a bill that would slash spending and make raising taxes even more impossible than it seems to be now. the head of th
powerful, high profile people would be dragged in and down. rebecca brooks, the former murdoch editor and british ceo, has now been bailed after her arrest yesterday. she spent several hours answering questions at a police station. there are two criminal inquiries now gearing up. one into phone hacking at murdoch papers and the other into alleged police corruption, both are making serious waves. >> palace, secretary, the mayor on my intention to resign as commissioner of metropolitan service. >> reporter: sir paul stephenson stepped down yesterday. not because he personally did anything wrong, but it was on his watch that murdoch newspaper editor, since arrested in the hacking scandal, was hired as a pr consultantd to the police. in just 24 hours from now, rupert murdoch himself, his son, james, will be grilled by parliamentarians and will be asked about what they did or did not know about dirty tricks regarding their newspapers. all will be watching, as well as investors around the world. >> he is the man that investors have followed to the ends of the earth. he is the man whose judg
willing to compromise. today in "new york times," conservative columnist david brooks wrote, quote, if responsible republicans don't take control, independents will conclude republican fanaticism caused this default. they will conclude that republicans are not fit to govern, and they will be right. end of quote. an "usa today" editorial says negotiating with republicans over taxes has become as futile as trying to bargain with the taliban over whether girls should be allowed to attend school. joining me now, senator sherrod brown. senator, how are you today? >> good, reverend sharpton. i liked your line about obama care and romney. pretty good. >> let me ask you, what did you think of the president's statement today? >> i was actually on an airplane during part of that, but i've listened to your comments and read about it, talked about it with people. he's right. the democrats have compromised already. we have made major cuts, proposals of major cuts in many things that we don't really want to cut. they have not been willing to take away tax breaks from oil company, they have not b
powerful high profile people would be dragged in and down. rebekah brooks, the former murdock editor and british ceo, has now been bailed of a her ter arrest yesterday. she spent several hours answering questions at a police station. there are two criminal inquiries now gearing up one into phone hacking at murdock papers and the other into alleged police corruption. both are making serious waves. >> i have informed the palace, home secretary and the mayor of my intention to resign as commissioner. >> reporter: sir paul stevenson, the chief of london's 30,000 strong police force, stepped down yesterday. not because he personally did anything wrong, but it was on his watch that a murdock newspaper editor since arrested in the hacking scandal was hired as a pr consultant to the police. in just 24 hours from now rupert murdock himself and his son, james and executive and the family media empire will be grilled by parliamentarians and asked what they did or did not know about dirty tricks of their papers. all of britain will be watching and so will investors around t
that -- >> president obama continuing with his twitter town hall. hi, everyone, i'm e.d. hill in for brooke baldwin today. it's a very busy wednesday. we get straight to some of the stories unfolding right now. accused boston crime boss whitey bulger formally arraigned minutes ago. accused of 19 murders. his plea, not guilty. >>>and a shocking new warning today from homeland security. would-be terrorists surgically implanting bombs into their bodies to smuggle them on to planes. >>>and the president holding a first ever twitter town hall. >>> but we begin with this. celebrities, murder and terror victims, many of their phones hijacked. it is going to show you that some journalists will do anything to get a scoop on a story. british hackers from the news of the world newspaper allegedly hacked into cell phone voice mails, including that of murdered british teen, milly doweler. police say the hackers deleted some of doweler's messages. if so, they may have interfered with a murder investigation. news of the world is part of the rupert murdoch media empire. several employees have already been intervie
international rebecca brooks will be there. a summons came from parliament and it was communicated through prime minister cameron's office today. did rupert and james bow to that pressure? it is interesting because -- >> first they said they were not going to go. is that right? ? then all of a sudden after the formal request came, that's when they turned around and 1ed they would. at first they said they weren't going next tuesday. >> they would. it is interesting to look at time line of what's been happening on the u.s. regulatory side along side what is going on here in britain. we have senators coming out and saying that department of justice and sec should be launching an inquiry. we have representative peter king should launch an inquiry, which we know now is happening. a lot of that came out last night. some is coming to fruition. because rupert and james murdoch were were here, if they were summoned, they could not resist that. this is the country where he runs those media assets in question. but yet he would be required to show his face in the u.s. so, the common disdense of those two ac
arrest as p.r. consultant. rebekah brooks who le signed as the head of rupert murdock's empire friday was arrested by police sunday after she voluntarily gone in for questioning. she was released on bail. her lawyers say they now want answers about her arrest. >> the condition of rebekah brooks can be simply stated. she is not guilty of any criminal offense. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >> reporter: the government remains potentially tainted as well with prime minister david cameron on official business in africa, again under pressure to explain why he hired andy colson as the chief of communication. he stepped down in january and was arrested last week. >> no one argued that the work he did in government in any way was inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government and he then left government. >> reporter: now, bret, after brooks' arrest on sunday, her appearance before a parliamentary committee scheduled for tomorrow to answer questions about the phone hacking was in jeopardy. but that is scheduled to go on tomorrow she will be there. along
afford. now if republicans don't buy that, as david brooks said nothing in the new york times, they are idiots. they don't know how to govern. they won. they ought to take this deal. >> mr. brooks, conservative columnists, is saying come on. you are marginalizing yourself. can't even you even hear from your own people that ideal logically agreed with the republican line. >> well, look, reverend sharpton, you showed some polls a minute ago that showed 70 or 8 30ers don't agree with republican owns this or that or the other thing. if the republicans are standing up for their convictions and beliefs against the tide of public opinion, it may be political courage an political decision. i don't agree that brooks is a great conservative, al. i think i'm known as a conservative. but let me talk about bill's points. you mentioned yourself, al, let's go back to bush rates. you are talking about raising taxes. we don't believe when the economy, when guys are out of work, 16% of our labor force is underemployed or unemployed, do you hammer the private economy. one more point. you mention
a group of comments from the new york time from washington david brooks, with me here in new york, david leonhardt, roger cohen and tom friedman. they have all won too many awards to talk about. mi pleased to have all of them on this program today to talk about america. what's the challenge for us? because wherever i go around the world the thing they say is tt we want america to take care of their business at home first, so that they can lead the world and pla an important part as the rest of the world changes. >> well, charlie, i think the world does understan that america provides a certain degree ofglobal governance and global goods, public goods that stabilize the world and fuel the global economy. i mean to me we are the tent pole that holds up the world. if we buckle your kids won't just grow up in a different america, they will grow up in a different world. and that is what i think what is playing out here is so important. i think our challengright now is to do four things at once. i think we have to stimulate the economy a little more because clearly we're rolling back, there ar
international and news corp. news international, the british arm of rupert murdoch's news corp. rebecca brooks, editor of "news of the world" when this phone hacking situation, scandal had happened. and along with andy coulson, she is a close friend of the british prime minister. so now many people are asking questions about whether or not david cameron himself knew what was going on. christine? >> unbelievable. i guess it wasn't good, old-fashioned shoe leather after all for the amazing scoops. stick around and weigh in on this one -- britain's launching a controversial lottery next month that's been dubbed "win a baby." the prize -- not a child but fertility treatment worth about $40,000. critics say this is inappropriate. it is demeaning. but the gambling commission has already okay'd the contest. >> it was announced yesterday that the charity called to hatch announced this lottery, this raffle if you will, for about $35 or $40. you can buy a ticket that will entitle you to some $40,000 worth of fertility treatments. just to give you an idea, though, people who are under the national health
. >> thanks very much, brooke. your social security checks are at risk. officials here in washington try once again to strike a deal to raise the debt limb. media mogul rupert murdoch is summoned in to face lawmakers who are investigating phone hackers within his media empire. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." all right, bargaining over america's debt under way right now. president obama went into the fourth round of talks in recent days, upping the ante. he's suggesting that failure to reach a deal by the august 2 deadline could immediately cost many americans who rely on a government check to get by. they're meeting inside the west wing as we speak. what's the latest. >> as we speak, wolf, this is really the first time we've heard the president specifically illustrate consequences that will make many americans ears perk up. this as this meeting continues. no cameras allowed today for a photo opportunity as president obama talks with the top eight democrats and republicans in the house and senate is an impasse over tax increases continues. >> as an impasse over tax increases continue
switched careers from a major tech firm to nursing. he landed a job at the stony brook university medical center where he saw an opportunity in a field traditionally dominated by women. >> i don't know if i was foolish or not, but i did, partly because i did come into the work force as, you know, a man in his 40s going into this field where, you know, i knew there wouldn't be a lot of men my age that i would be competing for jobs with. reerlt health care is one field where the pugh research said men are finding jobs at a faster rate than women. men gained 805,000 jobs, while women lost 281,000 jobs in that same period. it's a major shift from the start of the recession. economist heather boucher says then men lost 7 out of 10 jobs and says it's not surprising they are now gaining jobs faster. a pick up in manufacturing earlier this year helped put men to work but there's another reason for the gender gap. >> men make up majority of state and government workers. we've seen very sharp layoffs that have disproportionately affected women worker ps. >> layoffs for teachers and librarians are h
and gave a full and sincere apology. >> rupert and james murdoch and rebecca brooks will be forced to appear here in a committee and grill eed closelily politicians who want answers as to how all of this activity went on. one of the people who will be interrogating rebecca brooks had some tough words for her. >> i think he was inevitable. rebecca brooks has given the resignation message she should have given on day one of this scandal when nick davis of the uk "guardian" revealed milly's phone had been hacked. >> but the political dimensions continue to evolve as well. downing street has been forced to put out a list of guests that the prime minister david cameron welcomed to his country residents checkers. mo among them was the now disgraced former editor of "the news of the world." a man hired as director of communications. he visited the prime minister three months after he was forced to step down from that high profile political role. wolf? >> dan rivers in london, much more on this story coming up later. meanwhi meanwhile, libyan rebels locked in heated battle while gadhafi's
in the media any more that's the problem. >> david brooks said it, he didn't get fired. he's a rhino now. >> sean: david brooks has never been a conservative. >> i'm going to say what i really feel about this mate. i think republicans are being irresponsible now. i think using analogys like hezbollah or terrorists or suicide -- suicide bombers or hitler or anything like that, that doesn't do anybody any good. >> sean: you know what is irresponsible? bankrupting the country. you know what is irresponsible? people paying 50% of their wages in income and getting beaten over the head called selfish and greedy. half the country didn't pay taxes. 1 in 7 americans, thanks to the poverty programs of obama and democrats, need food stamps to survive. that to me is far worse. >> absolutely. what really department stkraeuts how the left is, -- talking how our base has shrunken. back that 2006 and 2008, when democrats were saying we were a white southern male party. then we started with scott brown and christie, how we've got hayley, scott and west. if democrats think that is shrinking that is fantas
, british deputy prime minister, urge, rupert murdoch and former news of the world eder rebecca brooks to fully cooperate with parliament's investigation of the operation run by murdoch. anyway, the fbi in this country opened up an investigation into whether the news corporation run by murdoch hacked into anybody here involved with september 11th. the victims especially their phones and want to know if the same kind of things happened here that happened over there. scotland yard made its ninth arrest in a widening scandal over in britain. how far will this go? joining us, u.s. senator barbara boxer from california. do you think the fbi should investigate the newscorp and rupert murdoch? >> absolutely and senator jay rockefeller, chairman of the committee of which i am a senior member, he joined me and we asked for an investigation by the department of justice and the security and exchange commission. listen, chris, there are two laws that really may be implicated here, that may have been broken here. one is the foreign corrupt practices act that passed in the '70s. one is the so-called
post" columnist as brookings institution. e.j., good to see you. >> good to be here. i think all the money's going to thaddeus mccotter. wait until july 15th, from his appearances on this show. >> thaddeus mccotter, i feel like, is a special favor to me from god. i must have done something good in a past life. some ancestor of mine did. he's rinning for president. weird videos, with the guitar, showing weird nylon socks. >> where did he ge the guitar? >> talks about profit tags. is it possible outside groups are a more attractive spot instead of the candidates? is that possible? >> it sure looks that way. what you're seeing among republicans, a lot more enthusiasm for the proposition let's beat barack obama than for the propositions let's elect one ever these other people. as republicans know they want to win the election but they're not really satisfied with any of these candidates, and i think one indication of that is that every time a new name goes out there, whether serious or not, donald trump, unserious, rick perry, hard to take seriously, but maybe serious. they suddenly
britain's largest paper. one of rupert murdock's people is going to test. brooks was released on bail after being arrested over the weekend. she was heading the news corp. media division when she stepped down. she turned herself in and is cooperating with police but continues to deny any wrong doing. late last night, london's police commissioner abruptly resigned. the head of police there. paul stevenson announcing he's leaving his post that his unit they are investigating was corrupt. had close ties with news international's now defunct news of the world. pat, i want to invite you in on this. where does this go? it's clear how cozy the relationship was between the politicians and the media. >> right now, it's going up to james murdock. quite frankly, people are going to seize upon this. it's a disaster in england. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal ha
wolf blitzer, "situation room" starting right now. wolf? >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, a dire political crisis here in washington. democrats and republicans seemingly no closer to a deal. less than a week before the country is set to plunge into default. and the consequences could potentially be disastrous for all of us. i'll ask david plouff whether any progress is being made right now. and jammed phone lines crashing capitol hill as worried americans scramble to weigh in on this debate before it's too late. and a disturbing new study revealing a widening gap between minorities and the wealthiest americans in the wake of a devastating recession. i'm wolf blitzer here in the situation room. first to what many say is shaping up to be an economic disaster of nearly unprecedented proportions if congress doesn't break the deadlock and agree on a deal to raise the debt ceiling only six days from now. the white house warning today there's no more wiggle room and beyond that date, quote, we lose our capacity to borrow. if that happens, interest rates could go up, the value of
of psychologicalland yard. we've seen ten arrests to date and some high profile arrests as well, rebeck ka brooks, the chief executive of murdoch's british media holdings who says it was a complete surprise when she showed up sunday in a prearranged appointment with police and subsequently held for nine hours, questioned and then released on bail. in all of this, contessa, more pressure on the murdoch family. clearly we're going to see 80-year-old rupert murdoch. tomorrow his 38-year-old son james and rebeckka brooks are expected to appear before the committee and answer that barrage of questions. there's questions on david cameron the british p.m. he's in south africa. today he addressed the phone hacking scandal. he's clearly standing his ground. here's a little bit of what david cameron had to say. >> what the government wants to do here is what i think the whole country wants to do which is to make sure we sort out this issue, we have a proper police investigation, a proper inquiry into what went wrong at news international and news of the world and proper arrangements for the future so that
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